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If you’re researching child care facilities, curriculums, theories, and preschools for your child you’ve probably heard about play-based learning. We are big fans of play-based learning at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool. Here’s why.
What is Play-Based Learning?
Play-based learning celebrates the power of play in your preschooler’s growth and development. Teachers create a magical space filled with exciting activities and materials that inspire your child’s imagination, curiosity, and creativity. From building blocks to pretend play, each day is filled with opportunities for your little one to engage, experiment, and discover new things.
“Play is not just about having fun, but about taking risks, experimenting, and testing boundaries.” – American Academy of Pediatrics
5 Benefits of Play-Based Learning
1. It Nurtures Overall Development
As preschoolers dive into hands-on activities, they naturally enhance their cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and language skills. They learn to solve problems, think critically, and express themselves, all while playing and enjoying themselves.
2. Cognitive Development and Abstract Thinking Flourish
Cognitive abilities and abstract thinking flourish in a play-based learning environment by encouraging imaginative play. Kiddo’s imaginations soar as they engage in pretend play and the creation of their own fantastical stories.
3. Learning Through Social Interactions
Play-based learning fosters social interaction. Little ones’ have the opportunity to make friends, share, take turns, and work together. They develop crucial social skills such as empathy, communication, and cooperation through these interactions.
4. Increased Joy And Motivation
When learning is intertwined with play, a child’s natural curiosity and love for exploration is sparked. They eagerly engage in activities, fueled by their own excitement and interest. Learning becomes an adventure they look forward to every day.
5. Showcases The Child’s Unique Qualities
Play-based learning embraces and celebrates the fact that no child is the same. Preschools, such as Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, that use a play-based learning curriculum honor each child’s learning style, interests, and abilities without trying to place them in a box where their own uniqueness starts to dim. With this approach, teachers can tailor their guidance and support to meet your child right where they are, ensuring they get the individualized attention they need to thrive while praising the differences each child brings to the table.
Making The Final Decision
As you explore preschool curriculum options, consider your child’s unique personality, learning style, and your family’s values. Visit local different schools, talk to teachers, and trust your instincts to find the curriculum that resonates most with you and your child.
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool provides a nurturing and engaging environment where your child can thrive, feel loved, and develop a lifelong love for learning.
Connect with Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool
A new location is coming to Elkhorn South serving children ages 6 weeks to age 6 pre-kindergarten. Learn more about playtime at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool of Omaha, Elkhorn South, here.
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool Elkhorn South
5508 South 202nd Ave
Omaha, NE 68022
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